Uprize! (U.S. Premiere) + Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom
May 7, 4:15 pm
Director: Sifiso Khanyile
Country: South Africa
Running Time: 58 min.
On the morning of June 16, 1976, students gathered to protest the use of the Afrikaans language in schools. What started out as a planned peaceful march turned into a bloody confrontation with the police. The student protests spread to other parts of South Africa, causing an economic instability that rapidly plunged the country into crisis. Uprize! looks at the political, social, and cultural conditions that shaped the uprising, how those ideas we transformed into liberatory action, and how those actions helped shape the democratic society we live in today.
Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom
Director: Lebert Bethune
Running Time: 20 min.
Bethune’s film portrays Malcolm X at a time when his views were evolving to include what was going on in the world at large. It features interviews filmed during Malcolm X’s trip to Europe and Africa shortly before his assassination in the United States, interspersed with scenes of African rebellion.
Co-presented with Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
(Q&A with Sifiso Khanyile, Lebert Bethune)